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Duterte spills secret: P50M paid to Abu Sayyaf

It was supposed to be a secret, but President Duterte accidentally spilled it: P50 million had been paid to Abu Sayyaf bandits for the freedom of Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad.

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Du30 tells D5: You’re finished

President Duterte crowed that the career of Sen. Leila de Lima was over, shortly before disclosing a “matrix” to buttress his allegation that she was linked to the illegal drug trade.

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Abus behead teenage captive

Abu Sayyaf bandits beheaded an 18-year-old male captive in Indanan, Sulu province, on Tuesday after they failed to get ransom from the boy’s family, the military confirmed yesterday.

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

DAR gives away more land from Luisita

After eight weeks in office, Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano made good on his promise to see to the land reform coverage of Hacienda Luisita, the vast sugar plantation owned by the Cojuangco family of former President Benigno Aquino III in Tarlac province.

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Courts out to stop slide into anarchy’

In the fight against illegal drugs, the judiciary’s role is to “keep the social fabric intact, address people’s cry for justice, and thereby prevent society’s descent to anarchy,” Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said on Thursday

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

OPINION

Rationalizing evil

It is becoming clearer that the success of the Duterte administration depends on a Faustian bargain; all the exhilarating headway made in the peace negotiations with the longest-running communist insurgency in this part of the world, all the bold ambition to implement the peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in partnership with others, all the newfound consensus on the need to finally get started on railways in Mindanao, all the debate on the emergency powers to resolve the traffic crisis in Metro Manila, all the sense of possibility that President Duterte inspired with his resonant inaugural address—all this is premised on a bloody war on illegal drugs, with the lives of innocent victims and suspected criminals, none of them convicted by a rule of court, making a holocaust on the altar of political purpose.

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Duterte language

In retrospect, all the P-words uttered by the lead actor in the unexpected blockbuster of a film, “Heneral Luna,” was an uncanny prefiguring of President Duterte and the trademark cussing he spouts almost daily for public consumption.

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

NFA need not be abolished

Time and again, and for various reasons, calls have been made for the abolition of the National Food Authority (NFA). Recently, Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco Jr. was reported to have indicated that he would propose the NFA’s abolition to President Duterte.

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Jobs back home

The sharp dive in global oil prices has left most Middle East countries foundering, the glut in supply all but drowning oil producing-countries in its wake.

Posted: August 25th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Marcos ‘war medals’ exposed, questioned (2)

A strict accounting of the Marcos medals that would include such essential details as the General Order number, the date of issue and the issuing headquarters would reveal the following:

Posted: August 25th, 2016 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

New taxes on ‘fatty’ food, luxury goods eyed

“Fatty” food, luxury items as well as casino and lotto winnings would be slapped taxes if the Duterte administration’s proposed tax policy reform program, which would result in a net revenue gain of P368.1 billion to the government by 2019, prospers in Congress.

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Hopes rekindled

Gaming technology provider Philweb Corp. saw a glimmer of hope from President Duterte’s fresh pronouncement that he would allow online gaming under certain conditions, such as payment of taxes and appropriate distance from schools or churches. Shares of Philweb surged by 50 percent while shares of bingo operator Leisure & Resort advanced by 49.86 percent.

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Phone-based lotto proposed to Pagcor

Embattled gaming technology service provider Philweb Corp. has proposed to the state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) a mobile phone-based lottery platform that is seen to generate between P50 billion and P100 billion in potential annual revenues.

Posted: August 25th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Security Bank joins stock exchange index

Security Bank Corp. is making its debut as a Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) member on Sept. 12, replacing integrated gaming resort developer Bloomberry Resorts Corp.

Posted: August 25th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t agencies to get rid of luxury cars

The Department of Budget and Management has ordered agencies to “get rid” of luxury vehicles being used for their transport needs while the Department of Finance will move to slap higher taxes on expensive imported cars.

Posted: August 24th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

SPORTS

Team PH: Mission accomplished

RIO DE JANEIRO—A Summer Olympics that will be remembered for its carnival celebration of the triumph of the human spirit as much as the good, the bad and the ugly among its athletes came to a spectacular close Sunday night (Monday morning in Manila) at the iconic Maracaña Stadium. It didn’t matter if it rained […]

Posted: August 23rd, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Olympics | Read More »

‘Marvelous’ Rio Games close with Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO―Shaking to samba and expressing a sense of longing with uniquely Brazilian words, Olympians and fans said goodbye to the Rio Games with one last big bash that was both revelatory and a sigh of relief.

Posted: August 23rd, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Olympics | Read More »

Filipino jins have lots of catching up to do

RIO DE JANEIRO—Always considered a serious source of medal for the country in international competitions, taekwondo produced another big egg in the Olympic Games on Saturday after its lone entry, Kirstie Elaine Alora, failed to get past the repechage phase. Not a single Filipino has ever reached an Olympic semifinal over the past eight Summer […]

Posted: August 21st, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Olympics | Read More »

PH ends ‘historic’ Rio Olympics run

RIO DE JANEIRO—Thrown a lifeline by the same fighter who spoiled her Olympic debut, Kirstie Elaine Alora blew her shot at redemption against a second foe and came to grief at Carioca Arena 3 Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila). Alora put up a brave stand against the much-taller Wiam Dislam of Morocco before surrendering […]

Posted: August 21st, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Olympics | Read More »

Diaz says don’t worry about your height, start lifting at eight

Contrary to folklore, lifting heavy weights won’t stun your growth, according to Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz.

Posted: August 17th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Olympics | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

Memo to fashion-shy guys: Start with shoes

The easiest way to inject spunk into a fashion-shy man’s look is through a nice pair of footwear.

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Just In,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

An Idée whose time has come–Bea Valdes’ pocket collection

Tucked in La Panday Building in Makati, Idée is a boutique that views clothes as an expression of individuality and ease of movement.

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

An ‘alley’ full of art in a Makati warehouse

SLOWLY generating buzz as the soon-to-be-hottest lifestyle hub in Makati is Karrivin Plaza’s The Alley, a (so far, still) quiet strip of well-curated establishments in Makati City that promises to merge good food, fine taste, intriguing art and great coffee.

Posted: August 24th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Eclectic decor adds elan to bachelor’s pad

ECLECTIC décor, a style that harmonizes disparate periods, textures and colors, is a favorite of many interior designers. While it’s fun to mix and match, it’s also a challenge not to make the room look like a mishmash of styles.

Posted: August 24th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Those red marks on Michael Phelps: Are they safe? Do they work?

The Rio 2016 Olympics is a display of strength, power, sportsmanship—and round red marks on many athletes’ bodies, with prominent attention given to the back of the greatest Olympian, Michael Phelps.

Posted: August 23rd, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Just In,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Mind and Body | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Gwapulis’ is the face of ‘toughest Pinoy’ search

PO2 Mariano Perez Flormata Jr., better known as Neil Perez or “Mr. Gwapulis,” is thankful for the opportunities that have resulted from his Mr. International victory two years ago.

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

The Chainsmokers: You got our motherf**king backs, and we got yours!

As the screens sprang to life, showing a languorous cascade of petals, the audience—a horde of tightly packed bodies itching to dance—erupted into roars. And when finally the DJ duo The Chainsmokers emerged onstage; the synths, which had been simmering for a while, morphed into a series of cadenced blasts.

Posted: August 26th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Sarah Jessica Parker: From ‘Sex and the City’ to ‘Divorce’

Sarah Jessica Parker goes from “Sex and the City (SATC)” to “Divorce.” From her iconic, stiletto-wearing fashionista Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica transforms herself into a used-clothes wearing mother of two who is going through a strained relationship, not with Mr. Big, but with her husband, Robert (Thomas Haden Church).

Posted: August 25th, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns | Read More »

And then there were three

On Sunday, Aug. 21, only three young artists were left standing after all the singing was done. “The Voice Kids,” or TVK, is approaching the end of its third season with these three: Antonetthe Tismo for Team Sharon, Justin Alva for Team Bamboo, and Joshua Oliveros for Team Lea.

Posted: August 25th, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick | Read More »

Scandalous nymphet turns back on lurid past

Well, no one can really blame Scandalous Nymphet for wanting to rewrite history.

Posted: August 24th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

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